carbon nano tube electromagnets

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carbon nano tube electromagnets

Postby ohiovr » Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:11 am

Carbon Nano tubes could have some advantages I think over copper in the design of electromagnets should they ever be manufactured in great lengths and purity. Carbon nanotubes are fairly good conductors of electricity length wise, and terrible conductors on their surfaces so it would appear they would make good magnet wire. you don't even need a coating. Though they could only transport a microscopic fraction of the current from even the finest wire, you can potentially have millions of times the number of turns. Might be no good for nuclear applications if the nuclear products break down the wires.

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Re: carbon nano tube electromagnets

Postby ladajo » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:23 am

How do you connect it if the surface does not conduct?
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Re: carbon nano tube electromagnets

Postby ohiovr » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:36 am

ladajo wrote:How do you connect it if the surface does not conduct?


Good question. I don't know

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Re: carbon nano tube electromagnets

Postby ohiovr » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:24 pm

Atomic scale soldering iron :mrgreen:


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